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Welcoming of the Whales Festival 2021

THINGS YOU NEED TO KNOW

TREASURE BEACH & PARKING LOT –
62 St Geran Grove, Treasure Beach, Bluff
Beach Clean-up & Rocky Shore to take place at Treasure Beach, starting at beach parking lot – Comfortable clothes and shoes, sun screen, hat and water. Gloves and rubbish bag will be provided.
Only Pre – booked tickets will be accepted.
No ticket sales on the day!
!!!No Mask, No entry!!!

On arrival make sure to sign the register, get sanitized and receive your arm band. Parents contact number to be placed on all childrens’ arm bands
Time Slots:
Beach Clean-up at Treasure Beach – 8h00
(50 people only)
Rocky Shore at Treasure Beach – 10h30
(50 people only)

WESSA TREASURE BEACH CENTRE
835 Marine Drive, Bluff
This is where Marine educational interactions and activities will take place
Coffee and food Stall
“Our Ocean “ Documentary to be screen every 2 hours – Not to be missed!

Only Pre – booked tickets will be accepted. No ticket sales on the day!
KINDLY NOTE ONLY 1 TICKET IS NEEDED FOR THE DAY.
Please indicate if you are interested in joining both venues.
!!!No Mask, No entry!!!!

On arrival make sure to sign the register, get sanitized and receive your arm band. Parents contact number to be placed on all childrens’ arm bands. If you already have an armband, you can enter after registration and sanitising.
Time Slots:
8h00 – 10h00
10h00 – 12h00
12h00 – 14h00
14h00 – 16h00

DISTANCE BETWEEN THE 2 VENUES – 2 KM

World Wildlife Day 2019

The WESSA membership team out at the celebration of World Wildlife Day, hosted by WESSA on Saturday 3 March at WESSA Educational Centre in Bluff.

PUPILS from Durban South schools including Bluff Christian Academy, Assegai Primary, Parsee Rustomjee Primary and Grosvenor Boys High School experienced a unique environmental education programme to celebrate World Wildlife Day on Saturday, 2 March.

Bluff Christian Academy grade 5 pupil Thando Zikalala is fascinated by the different marine organisms he found during the rocky shores ecosystems outreach held at Treasure Beach on Saturday, 2 March.

The Wildlife and Environment Society of South Africa’s (WESSA) Treasure Beach educational centre on the Bluff played host to a rocky shores ecosystem challenge at Treasure Beach. Pupils explored the different sea creatures within the water close to the shore and simultaneously enjoyed first-hand experience of the harmful effects of water pollution on marine life. Part of the programme was well suited for the young ones’ curious minds as it included educational exhibits displaying different experiments and information all aimed at focusing on life below water and marine species.

 

WESSA is affiliated with a number of organisations in its mission to protect and care for the environment including the United Nations, Youth Managers Foundation, Cyril Ramaphosa Foundation, Department of Environmental Affairs, Durban Solid Waste and eThekwini Municipality.

 

Save Our Seas

The High Commission of Canada in South Africa hosted a beach clean-up event in partnership with WILDOCEANS and the US consulate in Durban. The aim of the event was to host a beach clean-up and educational workshop on ocean plastic waste and marine litter to ecosystems at a beach in Durban as part of Canada’s G7 commitment to take action to address oceans plastics.

Canada is committed to protecting the environment and preserving the waterways, so that the world continues to enjoy the beauty, health and economic benefits that our oceans, lakes and rivers provide. The government of Canada is working at home, in South Africa and across the world with partners to address the serious and growing problem of ocean waste. Involved was, Sithengile High School, a local school, on the day. After the cleanup we played educational games encouraging the students to make a commitment to protect the marine environment.

Soweto Derby moves to Durban

The highly anticipated Soweto Derby Telkom Knockout #TKO2018 Semi-Final is packing up and moving to Durban! Kaizer Chiefs take on their rival team, Orlando Pirates, on Saturday, 24 November 2018.

The Details:
Venue: Moses Mabhida Stadium
Date: Saturday, 24 November 2018
Time: Gates open at 12h00 | KO at 15h00